THE family of a South African man who died in Radcliffe last weekend is being traced by police.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Paul Blacker, aged 61, who died in Canalside on August 2, but they are still keen to find his next-of-kin.

The coroner's officer is now appealing for help in locating any relatives of Mr Blacker who may live in the Greater Manchester or surrounding areas.

Police believe Mr Blacker has a step-brother living in Sheffield.

Any information can be forwarded to police coroner's officer Kathy Skelton at Phoenix House, Heywood, on 0161 8568097.